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Royals trade for outfield help

Brian Goodwin now a Royal

Jay Binkley
July 22, 2018 - 6:02 pm
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The Kansas City Royals made a small trade Sunday with the Washington Nationals as they send minor league pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan (was at Lexington) to the NationalsGoodwin is a 27 year old outfielder who was selected 34th overall back in 2011.

This is audio from when Brian Goodwin met the media when he arrived in Kansas City:

Brian Goodwin..on The Grill.mp3

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ROYALS:

ROYALS ACQUIRE BRIAN GOODWIN FROM WASHINGTON

FOR JACOB CONDRA-BOGAN

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 22, 2018) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired outfielder Brian Goodwin from the Washington Nationals in exchange for minor league pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan.  Goodwin will be added to the Major League roster when he reports to the club.

The 27-year-old outfielder is in his third Major League season and has hit .200 (13-for-65) with a double, three homers, 12 RBI and three steals in 48 games for the Nationals this season.  A left-handed hitter, Goodwin clubbed his first career grand slam in Washington’s 13-7 win over Cincinnati on March 31.  He played in a career-high 74 games last season, hitting .251/.313/.498 (63-for-251) with 21 doubles, a triple, 13 homers and 41 runs scored. 

Goodwin has slugged .464 in his career as 44 of his 88 hits have gone for extra-bases.  He’s played all three outfielder positions as a Major Leaguer, including 35 starts in center field, 28 in left and 11 in right.  He was a first-round selection (34th overall) by Washington in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

Condra-Bogan, 23, was recently promoted to Wilmington (A), after going 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in 16 appearances at Lexington (A).

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